Jimmy Savile charity 'to change name'

The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust has said it is considering changing its name as the child sex abuse allegations against its founder continue.

A spokeswoman for the charity told the Yorkshire Post:

The trustees are currently considering all options. They will do all they can to ensure the charity’s beneficiaries are not adversely affected by the recent reports.”

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